Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of The Blue Mountains, ON. We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Blue Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Blue Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Blue Mountain Lodging:

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Blue Mountain has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 12 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Blue Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 251 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 102 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Blue Mountain's slopes see on average 110 inches (43 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
251(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall
110"(43 cm)

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Blue Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,482 feet, or 452 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 740 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 742 feet (226 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Blue Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,482'(452 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
742'(226 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
740'(226 m)

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
44.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Blue Mountain can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 83% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Blue Mountain has 251 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Blue Mountain is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 17% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 83%.
17%(43 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
42%(105 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
41%(103 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Blue Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Blue Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 83% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Location

Blue Mountain Ski Resort is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of The Blue Mountains, ON.

The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
44.50400, -80.31200

Getting to Blue Mountain Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Blue Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.50400, -80.31200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of The Blue Mountains, ON to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

Lester B. Pearson International AirportYYZToronto, ON107 km
Buffalo Niagara International AirportBUFBuffalo, NY215 km

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Blue Mountain.

Waterloo AirportYKFKitchener, ON116 km
Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre AirportYTZToronto, ON122 km
John C. Munro Hamilton International AirportYHMHamilton, ON151 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Blue Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mansfield Ski ClubMansfield, ON1,227 ft39%40 km
Ski Snow Valley, ON1,053 ft28%43 km
Horseshoe ResortBarrie, ON1,332 ft35%51 km
Mount St. Louis MoonstoneColdwater, ON1,252 ft28%53 km
Hockley Valley ResortMono, ON1,387 ft44%62 km
Mount Chinguacousy, ON777 ft0%98 km
Uplands Ski CentreThornhill, ON656 ft12%103 km
Earl Bales Ski & Snowboard CentreNorth York, ON633 ft21%109 km
Centennial Park Ski & Snowboard CentreEtobicoke, ON557 ft18%110 km
Skyloft Ski ResortUxbridge, ON1,330 ft32%112 km
Lakeridge ResortUxbridge, ON1,213 ft22%113 km
Dagmar ResortUxbridge, ON653 ft17%114 km
Glen EdenMilton, ON1,049 ft12%115 km
ChicopeeKitchener, ON1,213 ft32%119 km
Hidden Valley Highlands Ski AreaHuntsville, ON1,276 ft20%133 km
Devil's Elbow Ski Area, ON0 ft0%141 km
BrimacombeOrono, ON1,020 ft22%148 km
Sir Sam's Ski AreaEagle Lake, ON1,450 ft41%160 km

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,482 ft
Base Elevation740 ft
Vertical Drop742 ft
(17% Beginner,  42% Intermediate,  41% Expert)
Skiable Acres251
Avg. Annual Snowfall110 inches
Blue Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats